Also Known As
Fruit Punch Drink, Fruit Flavored Drink.
Low calorie fruit punch flavoured drink mix is a type of non carbonated soft drink prepared using fruit concentrate, mostly the citrus fruits. It is available in liquid form as well as powdered form, which can be reconstituted. It gives only 14 Kcalories per serving i.e. 28 gm, due to which it is considered as low calorie. There is no fats, proteins, fiber or cholesterol present, but trace amounts of Vitamins A and C are present along with negligible calcium, sodium, potassium and iron. It is available in different flavors, which include orange, sweet lime, lemon, pineapple,grapes, apple, lichi, raspberry and strawberry.
How to Select
Many retail shops, food malls and super markets store Low calorie fruit punch flavoured drink mix. The manufacturers include Gatorade, Crystal Light, Zuko, Hi C Flashin' fruit punch, etc. It is available in laminated paper tetrapacks as well as in cans and in plastic bottle packaging of varying sizes. You can select the flavor of your choice. Always check the date of packaging on the container and buy the latest pack. Buy fresh-looking packages. Dusty cans or torn labels can indicate old stock. Do not purchase dented or bulging cans.
· Low calorie fruit punch flavoured drink mix is a great refreshing drink and can be consumed alone or in combination with snacks during Tea time instead of tea or Coffee.
· You can combine a tropical fruit punch with the fresh fruit juice of your choice with a slash of ginger to make tasty fruit punch at home. Try combining fruit punch with fresh orange juice with little ginger juice to make a summer cool drink.
· Combine the Low calorie fruit punch flavoured drink mix with chilled soda and chrushed ice to prepare a flavored soda drink.
· Fruit Tea Punch can be made using the Low calorie fruit punch flavoured drink mix. Just prepare a strong tea and alow to cool. Pour the fruit punch drink mix. Add sliced strawberry pieces and soda water. Serve cool with ice cubes in punch bowl.
How to Store
try to use the fruit punch as early s possible once opened. The canned, bottled or reconstituted fruit juices remin fresh for 5-6 days under refrigeration when opened or diluted. If unopened, you can deep freeze it for at least 8 months and need to be thawed befoe using. Remember to transfer the canned fruit punch in to glass or plastic container after opening. Keep it refrigerated and tightly lid until the next use.
· Since it is a low calorie fruit punch, it can be consumed by people on weight loss as one of the food options instead of the high calorigenic milk shakes or ice creams.
· It has traes of minerals present, which include Calcium, Vitamin A, C and some amount of iron.
· When consumed with soda water, it gears up the digestive system and helps relive gas and constipation.
· When consumed with crushed ice, the fruit flavored fruit punch is a great refreshing summer drink.
· It has the nutritive values of the fruit concentrate used in preparing it.
· It acts as a detoxifying agent by cleansing the body.
· It can be consumed as a soft drink instead of alcohol based drinks.
· The taste is so desirable that one sachet can be dissolved in half liter of water to increase your water intake and give you more satiety feeling.